Prolonged reaction to Bordetella vaccine?

I administered a Bordetella vaccine to my dog, a three-year-old Doberman Pinscher, two weeks ago, and since then he's had on-again-off-again hypersalivation. He appears to foam at the mouth when he gets excited or anxious. I've seen this occur about a half dozen times so far. He otherwise seems perfectly healthy, no other symptoms of ailments (ie. no signs of poisoning, nausea, organ issues, etc.).

He's never had a reaction to Bordetella before, generally Rabies is where he runs into some issues. The vaccine was refrigerated and administered at the appropriate temperature, so I don't believe the vaccine was contaminated. I noticed the initial hypersalivation about an hour after the vaccine was administered. I haven't found any information about this being a side-effect of Bordetella, so I'm not entirely sure it's the culprit.

Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks!

Asked by Member 1123153 on Jul 29th 2012 Tagged bordetella, vaccine, reaction, doberman, froth, hypersalivation in Vaccinations
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

I would take him to the vet.

Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 7/29/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer